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Changes Today: Celebrating 500 Years of Protestant Reformation Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Organ Museum www.AbodeofChaos.org)

"The 500 year milestone brings up questions, "Why is mainline Protestant Christianity on the wane? What are Catholic-Protestant relations like today? Is there still such a thing as the “Protestant work ethic”? How do contemporary Protestants understand Luther’s record of misogyny and public anti-Semitism? And what of the Counter-Reformation, the Catholic reaction to Luther’s critiques? How are the changes that it brought felt in contemporary Catholicism?" [Read more from Religion Link a site for Journalists and Researchers]. 


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Three scriptures exemplify peace in the New Testament;
Matthew 5:9 talks about " Happy are people who make peace, because they will be called God’s children."
John 14:27 explains: " Peace I leave with you. My peace I give you. I give to you not as the world gives. Don’t be troubled or afraid."
2 Thessalonians 3:16 asks for a blessing of peace: " May the Lord of peace himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with all of you."
The word peace sounds different in other languages and even means different things to different people and maybe if we understood each other better we will find a path to peace in this world.
Here are these three scriptures in a few other languages.
Talking Sports Helps Connect A Community Blue Sky Sports Basketball Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

The Rev. Stephen Fichter understood just how dominant a role sports has assumed in the culture when a family told him they would be out of town Good Friday to Easter Sunday to attend their child’s volleyball tournament.  “It’s truly sports that has become like the religion” for many people, said Fichter, a researcher and the pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Haworth, N.J.

Bringing Communities Together in a Challenging World Hands Together Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

Focus on communication and diversity. Inspire leaders.

A Reflection on the State of Pastoral Leadership Pastor Preaching Minister Clergy  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

When Jackson Carroll began “Pulpit & Pew,” his large research project on pastoral leadership, he considered pastors a “troubled profession,” and braced himself for what his investigation might reveal. But five years of study, including a major national telephone survey and 23 focus groups across the country, convinced Carroll his gloomy forecast didn’t stand up.

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  The Works of Thomas Manton, D.D. Vol. XX. by Manton, Thomas, Sermons on 1 John 3  ... More > "We are wired to be outside. In her new book, "The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier,... More >
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